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That Pup!

Title:   That Pup!
Author:   Lindsay Barrett George
Series:   —
Recommended for:   toddlers and preschoolers as a readaloud, but is also a good choice for early readers due to the large print.
Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:  E GEORGE

Rating:   *****






After having fun digging up acorns, a little dog decides to bury them all again.


I love this book!  Even though you would never guess this based on the cover and OPAC, it is a book about fall.  One of my favorite books about fall, in fact.  More accurately, it is one of my favorite books takes place in fall but has an actual plot.  The reader can see apple trees, autumn leaves, acorns, a squirrel and pumpkins within the illustrations.  However, the story is about a little dog who has fun hunting for acorns.  When the little dog learns that she has raided squirrel’s winter acorn stash, she plays a new game called Put Back the Acorn.

The book is an excellent readaloud.  The large colorful illustrations can definitely be seen from either the front or the back of a storytime room.  The book’s only downside is that now I want my own cute little dog.  It would be best if it looked exactly like the one in the book.







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Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Picture Books


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Plant the Tiny Seed


Title:   Plant the Tiny Seed
Author:   Christie Matheson
Series:   —
Recommended for:  children ages 6 and under
Pages:    32 p.
Call Number/Link:  E MATHESON, C.

Rating:   *** 1/2



Plant a seed to watch it grow. Press on the cloud to make it rain. Jiggle the book to scatter the seeds. Interactive text teaches very young children how flowers sprout and mature. Contains watercolor depictions of a flower in various stages of growth” – – provided by publisher.



Cute gardening book for young children.  Interactive, like the author’s book Tap the Magic Tree.

Great for preschool storytimes with gardening or spring theme.  Could also use for a bee or butterfly storytime.  It could also work for Toddler Time if the children in attendance skew a little older and wouldn’t be too confused by the interactive aspect of the book.

Would work well for one-on-one reading to toddlers and up.



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Posted by on February 7, 2017 in Concepts, Picture Books


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Creature Features

creature featuresTitle: Creature Features; 25 Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do
Author: Steve Jenkins- Illustrated by Robin Page
Series: N/A
Recommended for: Preschool-3rd grade
Pages: 32
Call Number/Link:  E 571.31 JEN

Synopsis: Let’s face it. Even as babies, we humans pay close attention to faces. Observing another person’s features and expressions tells us whether they are happy, angry, excited, or sad. And when we look at an animal, it’s hard not to imagine that its face is communicating human feelings. This isn’t true, of course. Squinty eyes, an upturned mouth, or another odd expression is probably there because, in some way, it helps that animal survive.      Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous—and very true—explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world.

Review: We know how much our kids love animal books, but this book has a unique way of giving animal facts.  For the kid who ever wondered if a puffer fish could actually explode this book will answer that question in a very direct way and from the animals point of view: “No, I won’t burst, I’ve inflated my body with water to make it tougher for a big fish to swallow me.” Robin Page’s illustrations highlight the text with a cool torn paper look. This book doesn’t have enough information for a school project but will be a really fun read for our young patrons.

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Posted by on March 27, 2015 in Non-Fiction, Picture Books


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